Counties Manukau Police are investigating a number of suspicious fires. Police were called to four separate fires throughout the evening.
The first was a portacom fire on Hingaia Road in Karaka at around 7.30pm.
A show home on McPherson Road in Drury was extensively damaged by a fire at 10pm.
Police were called to a classroom fire at Puni School at 10.37pm and on Blake Road in Puni growers crates were on fire at 11.40pm.
Extra Police units were sent to the area overnight and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone who was in the areas at the time of the fires and saw anything out of the ordinary is being urged to contact Counties Manukau Police on (09) 261 1300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post